• Above: Animated characters: Waldorf of the Muppets; Calvin from Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes. Quote: rottenecards.com
• Tribute: Few cartoonists compare with the genius of Bill Watterson (b. 7.5.58) in his Calvin and Hobbes strip (1985-95), as exemplified by the two panels used in the animation above.
• Bill Watterson: "Personally, I like paper and ink better than glowing pixels, but to each his own. Obviously the role of comics is changing very fast. On the one hand, I don’t think comics have ever been more widely accepted or taken as seriously as they are now. On the other hand, the mass media is disintegrating, and audiences are atomizing."
Full interview: http://mentalfloss.com/article/53216/mental-floss-exclusive-our-interview-bill-watterson
Similar to animated quote at top:
• “Inside every adult there's still a child that lingers.” — Guy Laliberte
• “I think that inside every adult is the heart of a child.” — Shigeru Miyamoto
• “Inside every adult is a magical child to discover.” — Bruce Davis
• “For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.” ― John Connolly
• “We make shit up to be upset about. Like,
‘How come I have to choose a language on the ATM machine?
It’s bullshit. I shouldn’t have to do that, I’m American.’”
• "Boys just do damage to your house.
Girls, like, leave scars in your psyche."
• "Here’s how my brain works:
followed by self-hatred,
and then further analysis."
• "How many advantages can one person have?
I’m a white man!"
• "C.K. described himself as a depressive kid. 'In junior high he took to drugs, closing myself off from feelings,' he says. 'Eighth and ninth grade were two solid years of dropping acid, snorting coke when somebody had it, quaaludes, an alarming amount of pot, mescaline, drinking. By the time I got to high school, I was a recovered drug addict.' (C.K. ran for a time with a bad crowd, breaking into cars and snatching valuables within.)"
• "After graduating from Newton North High School, C.K. worked as an auto mechanic and at a public access TV cable station in Boston, while 'summoning the courage to try stand-up.' Among other jobs he worked, C.K. cleaned pools, fixed cars and spent a year as a Kentucky Fried Chicken cook; he brought home KFC turkey dinners two Thanksgivings in a row. After that, he clerked at a video store."
• "C.K. and artist/painter Alix Bailey married in 1995 and divorced in 2008. Together, they had two daughters, with both C.K. and Bailey having joint custody." (bio: wikipedia)
• "On Twitter we get excited if someone follows us. In real life we get really scared and run away." —unknown via @mozusa
• “The best way to engage honestly with the marketplace via Twitter is to never use the words "engage," "honestly," or "marketplace.” ― Jeffrey Zeldman
• “If social media made us smarter, wouldn’t we be smarter?”
— Magnificant Ruin
• "When you've got 5 minutes to fill, Twitter is a great way to fill 35 minutes.” - @mattcutts
• Watch Jimmy Fallon's funny, rapid-fire Twitter conversation with Justin Timberlake above.